Friday 31st October 2014
 
 
Fri 31 Oct
20:00 - 21:30 Muharram
20:00 Salaat
20:25 Quran
20:30 Lecture by Iqbal Asaria: The many lessons from post-Karbala events

Iqbal specialises in Islamic and Moral Finance. He is an adjunct professor of Islamic Finance at INCEIF, Malaysia. Iqbal also lectures on a range of historical and political economy issues relating to Muslim societies.
Sat 01 Nov
09:30 - 12:30 Tuition Classes
09:30 - 10:30 GCSE Maths - year 11
10:30 - 11:30 A/S Maths - Core C1 - year 12 (Core C2 from January 2015)
11:30 - 12:30 A/S Maths - S1 - year 12 (M1 from January 2015)
20:00 - 21:30 Muharram
20:00 Salaat
20:25 Quran
20:30 Lecture by Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said: The Inseparable Pair: The Ahlul Bayt and the Quran

Born in Asmara, capital of Eritrea, Shaykh Said studied holy Quran and its sciences, Arabic grammar and Fiqh under the guidance of the Grand Judge of the Islamic Court in Asmara, Shaykh Abdul Kader Hamid and also under the Grand mufti of Eritrea. He later went to study at Madinah University graduated with first class honours degree. In Madinah his teachers included Shaykh Atia Salem, Shaykh Mohamed Ayub(ex-imam of the Prophets Mosque), Professor AbdulRaheem, Professor Yaqub Turkestani, Shaykh Dr Awad Sahli, Dr Aaedh Al Harthy and many other great scholars. He has ijaza in a number of disciplines including Hadith, a UK higher education teaching qualification and has been invited to lecture and teach all around the world recently having visited Germany, Jordan, Egypt, Madinah and Turkey. In the UK he has lectured at various Islamic Institutes as well as London University, Royal Holloway University and SOAS. He is currently the Scholar in Residence and head of education at Harrow Central Mosque.
Sun 02 Nov
06:20 - 07:30 Fajr Salaat
Fajr salaat followed by breakfast
20:00 - 21:30 Muharram
20:00 Salaat
20:25 Quran
20:30 Lecture by Iqbal Asaria: The many lessons from post-Karbala events

Iqbal specialises in Islamic and Moral Finance. He is an adjunct professor of Islamic Finance at INCEIF, Malaysia. Iqbal also lectures on a range of historical and political economy issues relating to Muslim societies.
Mon 03 Nov
20:00 - 21:30 Muharram
20:00 Salaat
20:25 Quran
20:30 Lecture by Iqbal Asaria: The many lessons from post-Karbala events

Iqbal specialises in Islamic and Moral Finance. He is an adjunct professor of Islamic Finance at INCEIF, Malaysia. Iqbal also lectures on a range of historical and political economy issues relating to Muslim societies.
Tue 04 Nov
10:20 - 14:00 Ashura
10:20am Amaal for Muharram
11:45am Zohr Prayers
12:10pm Quran
12:15pm Maqtal
2:00pm Food
18:00 - 19:30 Sham-e-Ghariba
6:00pm Salaat
6:25pm Quran
6:30pm Lecture by Iqbal Asaria
7:00pm Q&A
7:15pm Maqtal/Matam/Poetry

Iqbal specialises in Islamic and Moral Finance. He is an adjunct professor of Islamic Finance at INCEIF, Malaysia. Iqbal also lectures on a range of historical and political economy issues relating to Muslim societies.
Wed 05 Nov
09:45 - 12:00 Mother and Baby Group
Mahfil Mother and Toddler sessions are back on! Join us on Wednesday mornings for play, activities and rhymes.
Thu 06 Nov
20:00 - 21:00 Thursday Programme
Salaat followed by Dua Kumail
 

CHAPTER 39

THE BELIEF CONCERNING DISSIMULATION (taqiya)

 Says the Shaykh, may the mercy of Allah be on him: Our belief concerning taqiya (permissible dissimulation) is that it is obligatory, and he who forsakes it is in the same position as he who forsakes prayer. Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq was told: 0 son of the Messenger of Allah, verily we see in the mosque one who openly abuses your enemies, calling out their names. And he said: May Allah curse him! Why does he refer to us? He, Who is Exalted above all, says: "Revile not those who invoke (deities) other than Allah, lest wrongfully they revile Allah through ignorance" [6, 108] And Imam Ja'far in explaining this verse has said: So do not revile them, lest they revile your 'Ali. And he also said: He who reviles the friend (wali) of Allah (i.e. All) has reviled Allah. And the Prophet said: He who reviles thee, 0 'Ali, has verily reviled me; and he, who reviles me, has verily reviled Allah.

Now until the Imam al-Qa'im appears, taqiya is obligatory and it is not permissible to dispense with it. He, who abandons it before the appearance of the Qa'im, has verily gone out of the religion of Allah, Exalted is He, and the religion of the Imams, and disobeys Allah and His Messenger and the Imams. Imam Ja'far was asked concerning the Word of Allah, Mighty and Glorious is He: "Verily the noblest among you, in the sight of Allah, is the most pious" [49, 13]. He said: (It means) he who adheres most scrupulously to the practice of taqiya.

And Allah, the Blessed and Exalted, has described the showing of friendship to unbelievers as being (possible only) in the state of taqiya. And He the Mighty and Glorious says: "Let not believers take disbelievers for their friends in preference to believers. Whoso doeth that hath no connection with Allah unless (it be) that ye but guard yourselves against them, for fear of being killed" [3, 28]. And Allah the Mighty and Glorious says: "Allah doth not forbid you to deal with kindness and fairness toward those who have not made war upon you on account of your religion, or driven you forth from your homes: for Allah loveth those who act with fairness [60, 8]." "Only Allah doth forbid you to make friends of those who, on account of your religion, have warred against you, and have driven you forth from your homes, and have aided those who drove you forth: and whoever maketh friends of them are wrong-doers" [ibid., 9].

And Imam Ja'far said: Verily, I hear a man abusing me in the mosque; and I hide myself behind a pillar so that he may not see me. And he (Imam Ja'far) said: Mix with the people (enemies) outwardly, but oppose them inwardly, so long as the Amirate (imratun) is a matter of opinion. And he also said: Verily diplomacy (arri'a') with a true believer is a form of shirk (polytheism); but with a hypocrite (munafiq) in his own house, it is worship. And he also said: He who prays with them (hypocrites) standing in the first row, it is as though he prayed with the Prophet in the first row. And he also said: Visit their sick and attend their funerals and pray in their mosques. And he also said: (You should) become an ornament for us, and not a disgrace. And he said: May Allah have mercy on a person who inculcates friendship towards us among men, and does not provoke ill-will among them.

The storytellers (qassasun) were mentioned before Imam Ja'far, and he said: May Allah curse them, for they speak ill of us. And he was asked concerning the storytellers, whether it is permissible to hear what they say, and he said: No. And Imam Ja'far said: He, who gives ear to a speaker, has verily rendered himself submissive to him; if the speaker (discourses) concerning Allah, then the listener has verily worshipped Allah, and if he speaks of the devil, then the listener has worshipped the devil.

And Imam Ja'far was asked concerning the Word of Allah, Exalted is He above all: "As for the poets, the erring follow them" [26, 224]. He said: These are the storytellers.

And the Prophet said: He, who goes to an innovator (dhu bid'a) and gives him respect, strives towards the destruction of Islam. And our belief, concerning him who opposes us in a single injunction of religion, is the like of our belief concerning him who disobeys us in all the injunctions of religion.

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